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Non-conformist Baptisms 1793-1984

This database was first compiled in 2008 by Bob Chown of the Woodchurch Ancestry Group and contained the baptisms of Woodchurch parishioners in some of the smaller chapels in the Ashford/Tenterden area. It was expanded later that year when the Non-conformist Circuit Minister, the Revd. Richard A.J. Grocott, found a transcription carried out by L. L. Chowns, their archivist in 1984. It contained the details of Bible Christian baptisms 1805-1908 in the Tenterden Circuit and those in Weslyan Chapels 1837-1984 in the Tenterden Section. There is still considerable cross checking and referencing work being done by Bob and Pat Chown but the WAG Steering Committee thought it would be useful for the current database to be made available to members.

Bob was allowed to digitally photograph each page of this valuable find and was assisted in its transcription by Robert Sear, Josie Mackie and Jennie Light of the WAG Steering Committee. Special mention must go to Robert Sear who transcribed 90% of the pages.

This web-based version of the original database was created by Gary Samson.


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